Category Archives: Codes

Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 341-05)

AISC Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 341-05) are available on the AISC website for free. This ANSI-approved specification is a companion to the Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 360-05) that extends coverage to the connection detailing and … Continue reading

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Specifications and Codes

The AISC has made the 2010 Specification freely available on their website. 2010 Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 360-10) This specification provides the generally applicable requirements for the design and construction of structural steel buildings and other structures. The … Continue reading

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ASCE 7-10 Available

The ASCE 7-10 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures is now available.  ASCE always has a discount for their members.  If your are not an ASCE member, you can order it from Amazon just the same (sometimes for a lesser … Continue reading

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IBC 2012

The 2012 International Building Code is scheduled for release in May.  You can preorder it on Amazon.com, or from the ICC site by sending them your email address.

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First Public Review of the 2011 AISC Nuclear Specification

from American Institute of Steel Construction: The AISC 2011 Specification for Safety-Related Steel Structures for Nuclear Facilities AISC N690 is now available for public review. The entire draft specification is available for your review by downloading the attached document. This … Continue reading

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Seismic Calculator

The USGS Seismic Design Maps and Tools for Engineers is a great resource for quickly finding seismic design coefficients for different design codes. Here we present maps, data, and tools for engineers interested in seismic design of buildings and bridges. … Continue reading

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